John 16:22 – Now is Your Time of Grief, But…

Context: Jesus tells His disciples that they will grieve when He leaves, but He will send a counselor to be with them always.

John 16:22 – “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” – Jesus

Observations:

  • Now is the disciples’ time of grief
  • Jesus will see them again (a promise)
  • They will rejoice
  • No one will take away their joy
  • Several verses later we read: “Ask (in My name) and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”

Apply: My family has gone through a season of grief.  Though Jesus is speaking in a different context here, His heart to bring us joy is evident.  I need to ask for joy in Jesus’ name.

Prayer: Lord, in Jesus’ name, I ask for You to bring fullness of joy into my family.  Thank you for loving us through a season of grief.

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